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Ritch Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Rich. Altered spelling of German Ritsch, probably from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on ric ‘power(ful)’ or hrod ‘renown’; or an altered spelling of Swiss German Rütsch, Ruetsch, from Alemannic short forms of Rudolf.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Rich, Mitch, Ritchey, Rick, Rieck, Ruth, Roch, Urich, Tritch, Fitch

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Where is the Ritch family from?

You can see how Ritch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ritch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ritch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 21 Ritch families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Ritch's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ritch families in 1891.
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What did your Ritch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ritch. 100% of Ritch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ritch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ritch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ritch. For the veterans among your Ritch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ritch lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ritch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ritch in 1945 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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